Medtronic recognised with 2019 MedTech Kerrin Rennie Award

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Medtronic has been recognised with the fourteenth Kerrin Rennie Award for the MiniMed 670G System.

The MiniMed 670G is an insulin pump system that automatically self-adjusts to deliver people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) precise amounts of insulin when they need it – regardless of whether they are asleep or on the go.

The system intuitively administers insulin as needed and also withholds insulin release when a drop in sugar levels is detected. It is designed to learn an individual’s insulin needs by measuring the glucose level of people living with diabetes every five minutes.

The other award recipients recognised at the MedTech Awards Dinner included:

  • George Faithfull, Stryker vice president of Government and Regulatory Affairs – Outstanding Achievement in MedTech;
  • Steven Flynn, Baxter Healthcare ANZ managing director – Women in MedTech Champion (individual); and
  • Baxter Healthcare – Women in MedTech Champion (company).

This year, Mr Faithfull celebrates 35 years at Stryker and the award recognises the contribution he has made to the industry, locally and globally. 

“The MTAA Annual Industry Awards are an opportunity to recognise our members and individuals who have contributed to improving patient outcomes through MedTec," said Ian Burgess, CEO of the Medical Technology Association of Australia.

“This year we received a record number of entries, a clear indication of the hard work and innovation that goes on every day in the MedTech industry.

“It’s inspiring to be part of the medical technology industry that every day is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of patients.”